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Peaceful Chesapeake Bay Waterfront with Private Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms with stunning views of the Chesapeake

This lovely home offers all the comforts of home, including a covered porch where you can meditate, read, paint, bird watch and get away from it all, as the quiet natural beauty of the area makes it the perfect retreat! The house features spectacular views of the bay and sunsets from the first floor living room, master bedroom and porch! The second floor features 3 additional bedrooms, full bathroom and quiet sitting area. Star gazing is spectacular from the porch and the sunsets overlooking the bay are impressive year round. This home features comfortable and cozy surroundings, including linens, towels and fully stocked kitchen. Family games and puzzles are available! Enjoy the use of bicycles and kayaks which can be launched from the private beach, while taking in breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay. Take advantage of the 1.5 acre yard for outdoor play or use the grill for great family meals! Enjoy a garden right outside the door that includes fresh herbs, basil, parsley, chives, rosemary and mint. Crab picking houses are within walking distance or an easy bike ride where you can buy fresh picked crab meat. A steamer pot and mallets are available for your fresh catch!

The famous 'Old Salty's Restaurant' is next door and serves the best seafood around!

Hooper’s Island is a scenic 30 minute drive from Cambridge, which takes you right through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. There you can enjoy a wildlife drive, nature walks and an informative visitors center. Eagles, osprey and an interesting assortment of wildlife abound! Coming soon is the new Harriet Tubman Museum in near by Church Creek, Underground Railroad ‘conductor’ Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County in 1822. Bring your boat! There are two free public boat ramps in close proximity, one on Hoopers Island and the other in Hoopersville on the lower island. This home offers internet access and HD television with local network TV stations and a Blu ray player. We have central AC, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and washer dryer! The first floor has two bedrooms one with a king bed, master bath and soaking tub, the other with a queen and a twin and another full bathroom. The second floor has 3 additional bedrooms and a full bathroom including a king bed, a double bed and two twin beds.

More Details

kathy and Jerry Sadler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

What makes this house unique

This house has breathtaking views of the bay on 3 sides and a scenic view of a salt water marsh of the fourth side. Fresh local seafood can be purchased directly from island wholesalers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to experience your little piece of heaven down by the bay! We had such a wonderful time and are so sad to leave. We never vacation the same place twice but the whole family insists on making an exception after our stay! Would love to come back next year with a boat! Howard, Randy, and Ryan were so nice and helpful. The house was wonderful as well as the little extras that made it so nice (i.e. Bag of ice in the freezer and bath & body hand soaps at all the sinks). The beach was exceptional and the being out in the bay in the kayaks was awesome! We have already bragged about your place to all our friends and now are just hoping that there will still be an opening next summer for us after everyone else books their trips!


The Ludy's
Jul 2015
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Fishing Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (1st floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom (1st floor) - toilet , shower , Soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 (2nd floor) - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom (1st floor) - 1 king , With large private bathroom, soaking tub and walk-in closet
    Bedroom 1 (1st floor) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 (2nd floor) - 1 double , Excellent water view
    Bedroom 3 (2nd floor) - 2 twin/ single , Lovely water view
    Master Bedroom (2nd floor) - 1 king , Two windows with beautiful water views, walk-in closet
    Lounge (2nd floor) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Long couch can be used for overflow
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Linens and towels are provided. Kitchen is well stocked with pots/pans utensils, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster and blender. Basic pantry items are available, coffee, tea, filters, olive oil, slat/pepper, Old Bay to name a few.


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Peaceful Chesapeake Bay Waterfront with Private Beach
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful home and great relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the spacious and comfortable home, the view and the serenity of Hoopers Island (sunsets and birdlife are amazing). We had a family get-together and everyone had a great time and enjoyed the property.

Everything one would need is supplied by the hosts. Steve, a local who works at nearby Old Salty's restaurant, provides the welcoming committee....allowing his beautiful beagle Slim to greet us and spend time with us daily. Speaking of Old Salty's - excellent crab cakes and "topped" oysters.

We used the bikes and kayaks to explore the surrounding areas; the beach-side fire pit was a welcome treat at night and the gas and charcoal grills made for some easy delicious home-cooked meals.

All-in-all a great property and a wonderful time. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your review! The way you described your time at our home is exactly what we envision for our guests at Down by the Bay! Steve and Slim are indeed a wonderful assess to the island, we could not ask for a better welcoming committee! We welcome you back anytime! Happy Holidays! Kate and Jerry
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Great, as good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, the property, the entire experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get away weekend spot.

  • 4 of 5

The home is comfortable and well equipped for a relaxing weekend. We had a mom's weekend away to celebrate a milestone birthday and it was a great location. Water views from all over the house were much appreciated. The only thing I would suggest is more and newer towels. We had stated we were having 10 people and I couldn't locate enough towels to accommodate all of us. No big deal as we used beach towels we had brought, but given we paid a linen fee I think adequate towels should have been provided. I would certainly return to this lovely location!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We leave 12 towels, wash clothes and hand towels available for our guests. Did you see the towels in the cabinets in the upstairs bathroom? Beach towels are not provided I am glad you had some. Please call next time! We would have been happy to help! We are very happy you enjoyed your mom’s weekend!
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Minneapolis, MN

Lovely home with a beach and a great view!

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely and we enjoyed our stay! The front porch was great for early afternoon relaxing, the beach was amazing for play and new discoveries each day, and there was enough space inside to spread out or play together! We even made crab cakes with fresh caught crab. Yum!

Thanks for a lovely get-away!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax and spend time with family

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 4 nights. The house is well equipped for a family get-away, everything we needed was there. The kayaks and private beach were awesome!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Morgantown, WV

Better than expected

  • 4 of 5

The house was even better than advertised and if you are looking for a quiet place to get away it is a great spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Hyatt Cambridge
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
Old Salty's. Many to choose from in Cambridge
Car: necessary

The house is located in Fishing creek MD, AKA Hoopers Island.

Activities to further explore while visiting Hoopers Islands include: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Harriet Tubman Visitors Center, Sawyer Fishing Charters ( and Hoopers Island Expeditions ( Art galleries and fine dining in historic Cambridge.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Linen Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Linen fee includes freshly made beds and towels.

We offer a $50 per night discount for parties of 4 or less guests. With this option, guests won't have access to the 2nd floor.

Wedding parties are booked at the Standard Rate and require a 4 night minimum stay.

Check in time is 3:30 and check out time is 11:00 a.m. Early and late check-in's may be available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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